[Homeroast] Behmor P2 Help

Bob Hazen peatmonster at comcast.net
Mon Nov 29 22:47:33 CST 2010

P2 works well for me.  My baseline setting is P2 1lb "C" for 21:30 on the 
clock.  I roast 335 g of coffee on that setting.  The power drop typically 
occurs within 20 s either side of 1st crack.  I'll hit 2nd at around 18 min 
if I let it go to that point.  This is a good place for me to start on most 
coffees >with my roaster, and my line voltage< but I may use the "B" setting 
with some coffees.  A recent surprise, Jimma, didn't take to this approach 
AT ALL!  Thanks to others on the list, I learned that Jimma likes one to 
dynamite the brakes.  As such, I'll be supplementing my method with some 
door wagging next time.


> Has anyone been using P-2 on the Behmor with success?  I have made two 
> attempts and feel like I would do better with using P-1 and opening the 
> door to slow 1st C.  My last P-2 attempt was 150 grams Panama Finca using 
> 1/2 lb. C.  I hit 1st. at 9:52 and stopped the roast at 12:07.  It seemed 
> a little under roasted to me.  Any advice for a better roast.
> Dennis

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